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Home Care for Parkinson’S Disease

General Info

Applied research program

The research Home Care Design for Parkinson’s Disease is Defining good design practices to enhance the autonomy and quality of life of people with Parkinson’s disease within the home environment.

 

Typology 

Direct funding

 

Period

2020-2021

 

 

Coordination

Francesca Tosi (Scientific Responsible) - Department of Architecture DIDA - University of Florence​​

Collaborators

Mattia Pistolesi, Francesca Filippi, Claudia Becchimanzi, Giancarlo Bianchi - Department of Architecture DIDA - University of Florence
Partnership
Prof. Adson Eduardo Resende – Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil)
Prof. Leonardo Lopiano, Dott. Carlo Alberto Artusi – Fondazione Limpe 
Giangi Milesi, Prof.ssa Linda Lombi, Giorgia Surano, Giulia Quaglini – Confederazione Parkinson Italia

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

 

General Objective 

The aim of the Guidelines for the design of home environments usable by people with Parkinson’s disease is to define flexible and adaptable design solutions over time, capable of meeting the needs and expectations shared by different user profiles within a home environment. 
The aim was to move from a design specifically aimed at people with disabilities, and in particular people with Parkinson’s disease, to an inclusive design, ai- med at ensuring the accessibility and usability of environments and the simplicity, com- prehensibility and manageability of products, not only for PwP but for all those who live or spend time in their home environment, and therefore for their family and friends, formal/ informal caregivers and healthcare professionals and, more generally, for all the people to whom the proposed solutions can bring a concrete improvement in their quality of life. 
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This research project was selected by ADI, Italian Association of Design for the ADI Index 2023.

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This research project received Honourable Mention for the Research Category of the International Union of Architects, 2023 Friendly and Inclusive Spaces Awards (UIA).

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